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just bought an 86 1200 aspencade checked oil and there is water in the oil ..also dripping oil from front engine cover seals.

the question here is this. could the engine cover front seals and water pump seals be leakng into the oil or would it be more likely the head gasket? spent 20 years as auto mechanic so im not too dumb
but never tore into a bike motor.

Bike seems to be running perfectly. rock steady idle at 980 rpm
runs smooth. not like a typical blown head gasket on a car would run.
 

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First of all, welcome to the forum.

How much water are we talking? Is it possible it's just condensation?
 

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Well, I'm no mechanic, but water in the oil isn't a good thing. As for the leaking/seepage, that's likely a seal or gasket thing and should also be attended too (obviously). I'm thinking if the bike starts and idles fine, there isn't lots of water in there, but water and internals don't go together well so troubleshoot it now to avoid corrosion inside the mill.
 

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Welcome to the forum jdoll3,
I'd check the mechanical seal at the water pump too.
Basically Goldwing engines are miniature car engines.
Get a service manual preferably factory, if not Clymer.
 

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Welcome from Vermont! Great site and sometimes good info!! Great bunch of peeps here.
 

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Welcome to the forum from the Keystone state and good luck on your project. Hope you have a heated garage or you live in a warm climate to be working on the bike. Too cold up here to do much work on the Wing unless you have a heated garage (which I don't).... Let us know how you make out when you get her put back together..
 
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